Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Pat Murano and Tom Carter / Dried Up Corpse
Friday, May 24th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
As of this performance, Pat Murano will have appeared on My Castle of Quiet on WFMU more than any other individual (in addition to appearances on other shows with other projects.) A founding member of the No-Neck Blues Band, Pat has shown Castle listeners his versatility as an improvisor with K-Salvatore, his outstanding solo project, Decimus, in addition / contrast to the passionate fire of the black metal band Malkuth. (All shows archived at the My Castle of Quiet portal on the FMA.) We're excited to welcome Pat back, this time in the superb duo with guitarist / improvisor Tom Carter, of the legendary and much-loved Charalambides. Together, Murano and Carter shape the sonic space like painters, with the introspection / complexity of Mark Rothko, and the spontaneity and passion of Jackson Pollock. These are eerie, contemplative, psychedelic sound-works of the very highest order, a perfect fit for MCoQ's "lighter" side; music to lie on the roof to, looking upward, contemplating the cosmos.

Stan Reed's Dried Up Corpse is a bird of another sonic feather, peering downwards, with rotted wings, encircling a mass grave. Stan is a founding member of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, a My Castle of Quiet and WFMU favorite / staple, a harsh-sound project of many years standing and and global reputation. Stan and BSBC are unquestionably this generation's New Blockaders, abrasive-yet-soul-infused, achingly human; if Murano and Carter recall Rothko, then Dried Up Corpse, Stan's breakaway solo project from BSBC, is Rothko's blackest canvases, the ones you could stare at for hours and always see something new at every glance. Through a series of tape, CDr and vinyl releases, Dried Up Corpse has been established a major force, and a unique shade of "dark" removed from the mother project. WFMU catches up with Dried Up Corpse, while in town to play the massive Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, which WFMU's experimental-music-listener fans are strongly urged to attend, with many great performers performing!

Denise Mercedes and Nick Marden of the Stimulators
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two members of one of NYC's legendary 70's punk bands, The Stimulators will join Diane on Peer Pressure May 23rd! ~ Guitarist Denise Mercedes AND Bassist Nick Marden will be spinning the tunes and answering your questions via the live playlist on the WFMU website!

World Goth Day Wrap-Up with guest Doktor Lorenz
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Julie lives up to the reputation of her "goth show" and once again proves how she pales in comparison to the true connoisseurs of the genre. Area DJ and goth aficionado Doktor Lorenz comes in to play some gothic vinyl as Julie tries to remember which band Peter Murphy led and reminds us that Sisters of Mercy got their name from a Leonard Cohen song. Spend the waning moments of World Goth Day watching your candles become puddles and enjoying the old, the new and the "is this really goth?"

Prometheus Orders: The Liver Special! (Tim Lacy fills in for Evan "Funk" Davies)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Music from Daddy's Hideaway
Embedded deeply in the very armpit of corporate hegemony these many months, Music From Daddy's Hideaway returns to WFMU.

Once eviscerated, Tim Lacy is now and again reborn as Fill-In DJ. Mix your metaphors, confuse yourself and others, celebrate Dick Wagner's 200th birthday, and join Tim in the safety and Kämpfert of Evan Funk Davies' ersatz zeitschlöt, Wednesday, May 22, 9pm to midnight. A tidepool of complex molecular ferment is promised. Bring an enemy!

Robert Scotto discusses and plays Moondog
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

He was blind, dressed in ancient Viking regalia, and slept on 6th Avenue during the 1950s. And he was a musical genius. Louis Hardin was known as Moondog, and Irwin and guest Robert Scotto celebrate the birthday of the majestic pioneer on May 22 from 3-4pm (Eastern). Hear recordings of strange sounds and exotic beauty from the 1950s to the 1990s, including unreleased material. Moondog recorded with animals, self-made instruments, and tugboat horns, and composed percussion pieces, chamber music, and works for 25 saxophones. Author Robert Scotto wrote the first full-length biography of Moondog in 2008, and the second edition is being published in May. Scotto also wrote the Moondog entry in the second edition of The Grove Dictionary of American Music. Scotto recently retired as professor of English at Baruch College. His previous publications include a Critical Edition of Catch-22, a book on the contemporary American novel, and essays on Walter Pater, James Joyce and other major 19th and 20th century writers.

Doors Karaoke
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris T. commemorates the passing of Ray Manzarek by presenting Doors Karaoke. YOU become the Lizard King and sing to authentic Doors backing tracks! You know who told me? JIM F**KING MORRISON, that's who!

Born Loose
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Pretty much the best live band in NYC right now. Featuring an all-star line up with Larry May (Candy Snatchers/The Crums), Suke (Snuka/Iron Prostate/Candy Snatchers), Shane Konen (Live Ones/Ghetto Ways) and Eric Robel (Heroin Sheiks/Nova Express), Born Loose comes out swinging with real and raging rock-n-roll.Debut s/t LP out now on Drug Front Records!

The Bell Cycle on Airborne Event at Cafe Madeline
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Airborne Event will be broadcasting live from Cafe Madeline at 1603 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn on May 20th. The Bell Cycle, multi-instrumentalists Isabel Castellvi and Rob Chamberlain, will perform live. They use melodic songs based around guitar/cello interplay and blatant vocal harmonies to induce an unfounded sense of well-being, then bewilder with nonsensical strings of noise that defy all bounds of sonic temperament. Their new record Paid By the Word comes out on May 28th.

Damo Suzuki
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Damo Suzuki (Cologne,Germany)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

No Joy
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
Montreal's "Shangri-Las of shoegaze" are noisy dead ghosts with a heart of pure throbbing pop. They bring their glorious guitar squalls to Scott's show this Monday, wrapping up their tour supporting new album "Wait to Pleasure" on Mexican Summer records.

"And this is not for your amusement. . ." - #May20th High School Subculture Spectacular!
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 3am - 6am
amEdeo's show
Dear Diary,

Today I found out that amEdeo and his guests Rev. Joseph "Joe Philips" Duffy (WFMU Young Guns), Rachael Fox (Über Artist and WFMU Super-Volunteer), DJ Keili (Beastin' the Airwaves!), DJ Julie (Dark Night of the Soul), and the inimitable Yvonne (The "Eat It, Frank Capra" Fundraiser) will be gathering for a special discussion of high school, subcultures, and self-expression. I hear everybody's invited. Am I "everyone"? Will I ever be anyone? Do you think they noticed me? Also: Diary readings! Bad songs! and Caaaaandy!!!

I think we're alone now,

Black Sabbath Pancake Jamboree!
Sunday, May 19th, 2013, 3am - 6am
Imaginary Radio
In a singular, spectacular, sabbathy radio event, listeners will delight to hear the first four Black Sabbath albums in order, as covered and remixed by other artists. Yes, even "FX" has been re-done and by the end of the show you will not believe there are no pancakes at all!

Howard Kaylan
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Howard Kaylan back to the show to discuss his new book "Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc." The book is an honest account of Howard's on and off stage life - including great stories about the creation of songs like “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Baby,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Elenore” and “You Showed Me.”

William Tyler (Part 2)
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
This is part 2 of an interview and live session with guitarist William Tyler, who is touring in support of his gorgeous new album, "Impossible Truth", just out on Merge Records. Quite the raconteur, you will come away with a greater appreciation of this musician, who draws deeply from the wells of inspiration.

Kevin Hufnagel
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Kevin Hufnagel will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest on Thursday, May 16th at 1pm. Kevin is known for playing guitar in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Byla, Vaura and guesting in Sabbath Assembly and for Jarboe as well. Kevin will spin the tunes and we'll find out a little bit about what makes him tick and how he handles all his projects! Listeners will be able to ask Kevin questions via the interactive comments board/Playlist, so tune in!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

What do you get when you take a couple of old casio VL tones, a collection of thimbles, a glockenspiel and French vocals? You get the inimitable Annabelle Cazes and her self-described french punk-afrobeat-yé-yé. Annabelle takes a break from making her kitchen konzert videos to bring her classical training and well-cooked keyboards to the Dark Night. Ethan Snyder joins Glockabelle to add hyperactive percussion to her tiny keys and frantic pings.

Jim Behrle
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
The Listener Thom Ristow Don't Stop Believin' Thunk Tank welcomes very special guest Jim Behrle, poet, author, raconteur, and the Kreepy Kats guy. Behrle is Thunk Tank poet laureate, and the author of the best advice on how to write a novel, ever, which appeared in The Awl. Sportsy talk will no doubt ensue. ALSO: A special musical tribute to country-western story songs! Listen as Bronwyn C. and Jim Behrle discuss the narrative structure of Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear." This Wednesday, on Thunk Tank with Bronwyn sans Jay.

Explaining WFMU to the Unenlightened
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
On Aerial View tonight: Do you have a hard time explaining WFMU to the unenlightened? Do people you know constantly confuse WFMU with other radio stations that have an "F" and a "U" in their call letters? Now's your chance to take those fools to school! Record an Aerial View PSA (Public Service Announcement) all about WFMU and help set the record straight. Just call 201-209-9368 between 6 and 7 PM and record a PSA of up to two minutes in length. Don't worry, Chris T. will help you if you need some guidance.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

When WFMU broadcast Mudhoney live from ATP a few years ago, it was fully obvious that their instrumental power and Mark Arm's inimitable yowl were still very much in full force. Even more so at last year's Primavera broadcast (where they followed up after their set by bumrushing and taking over the WFMU fairway tent!). 25 years down the line Mudhoney still have the bottles and bodies flying, soaking up a past and continuing to deliver the one-two riffage even as bands they influenced have vanished and reunited at half mast. April sees Sub Pop and Mudhoney's respective anniversaries marked by a brand new full-length "Vanishing Point" (their ninth!) and a visit to Brian's show to rock faces off. They also play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, May 11th and Bowery Ballroom May 12th. Don't miss this sure-to-be-legendary session!

Trinidad Jame$
Monday, May 13th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Trinidad Jame$ (Atlanta, GA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

People Who Only Need a Beat
Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Three of WFMU's Hoof & Mouth rhythm-keepers--Dave Mandl, Evan "Funk" Davies, and Irwin Chusid--will celebrate rim shots, ruffs, rolls, and paradiddles with a three-hour drum throwdown on Sunday, May 12, from 9 p.m. to midnight (Eastern). Each will in turn feature tracks showcasing some of their favorite percussionists. You'll hear Art Blakey, Keith Moon, Bev Bevan, Mitch Mitchell, Bonzo, Max Roach, Bill Bruford, Chris Cutler, Aynsley Dunbar, Dave King, and lots of unsung drummers whose names you probably won't recognize. Phil Collins, even.

William Tyler (Part 1)
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Guitarist William Tyler, longtime member of the band Lambchop, was in town recently to perform at Mercury Lounge. Merge Records has just released his third solo album, "Impossible Truth". These records are not in the guitar soli idiom, with Tyler beautifully integrating other instruments into an organic whole. While most of the live segments on Shrunken Planet run an hour, Tyler is so fascinating that I couldn't bear to edit this, and part 2 will air next week.

DJ PNutz
Friday, May 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
DJ PNutz - the producer/DJ from San Diego, CA who recently released the album "Rackmount" - will stop by the WFMU on-air studios to do a live turntable set on "Put The Needle On The Record" with Billy Jam on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 7pm.

Bludded Head
Friday, May 10th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Not all doom bands are created equal, not by a long shot. Some are just trying to set downbeats as far afield from one another as possible, with lots of hard-guy posturing in between. Bludded Head play an earthy, artfully composed and deftly executed brand of doom, with electric cello serving as the bass instrument, and Nevada Hill's vocals, a wild wail that could crack drywall. Their lengthy songs don't sit in one place too long; they keep changing, evolving with each new passage, and subtle, pregnant sections thoughtfully divide up the crushing power. BH take the doom sound to places it's not been before, and MCoQ is pleased and proud to catch up with the band on tour, with a local show at Silent Barn, Friday 5/10, also featuring Guardian Alien, and previous Castle performers/friends C. Lavender and Bob Bellerue. Bludded Head have a new drummer, and are now a four-piece (originally at trio), and we can't wait to hear how they've evolved, and what new steamrolled delights and mind-expanding explosions they have for us.

Insect Ark
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Insect Ark, the solo project of Dana Schecter (Angels of Light, Bee & Flower, American Music Club, etc.) hits Strength Through Failure today. Schecter utilizes bass, lap steel, keyboards, programming in performance, and she'll be talking up her forthcoming album and gig coming up May 15th at the Delancey (with Ulan Bator, Martin Bisi, and Ron Anderson also on the bill).

The Laurels
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Fresh from the Austin Psych Fest, Sydney psychedelic shoegazers bring their two-guitared wall of sound, moody percussion and dual male vocals into the dark night in the midst of their first U.S. tour and long-awaited debut full-length release.

Wax Idols & TV Ghost
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Oakland's Wax Idols have an intense post-punk sound that might remind you of Joy Division or Siouxsie & the Banshees -- no surprise, since both bands are longtime favorites of the band's primary singer and songwriter, Hether Fortune. Their outstanding debut single and LP both landed on EFD's Best Of 2011 list and they've just released their second full-length, Discipline & Desire (Slumberland) which somehow improves on their debut. Fortune says that her strongest songwriting influences in recent years are Daniel Ash and Wire, but Wax Idols have their own sound that defies genres, among other things.

You'll also hear a live set from Wax Idols' tourmates, TV Ghost. These Indiana art-punkers have been putting out one killer record after another, with each one seemingly scarier (in a good way) than the one before it. TV Ghost sit somewhere on the spectrum between Goblin and Lightning Bolt, and the Dario Argentos of the future would do well to hire TV Ghost for their next soundtrack.

Wax Idols and TV Ghost are now on tour in the eastern half of the US, with local dates at Cake Shop in Manhattan on Friday May 3 and Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Saturday May 4. Don't miss this rare double bill on The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, May 8, at 9pm!

The Return of Thunk Tank
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Thunk Tank returns to the air with a cavalcade of country music.

Hal Willner
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Musical bon vivant Hal Willner will drop in on Irwin's show Wednesday May 8 at 4pm to discuss the 12th annual "Great Night in Harlem" jazz benefit concert, which he's producing. The concert, which takes place May 17 at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, will feature Elvis Costello, Don Byron, Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes, Art Baron, Craig Handy, and countless others. "A Great Night in Harlem" is hosted by the Jazz Foundation to benefit their Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, which raises money to assist elderly jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Gun Outfit
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we're joined by Western sunset rockers Gun Outfit. This is a rock and roll band. We caught them on their minivan U.S./Canada tour right before two NYC shows at Cake Shop and Union Pool. They are vaguely based out of Olympia, although half the members live in Los Angeles and one is a vagrant. Members of Sonskull, White Boss, Comin Up Roses, Spiritual Warriors, etc. There is definitely a Milk Music vibe going on (more second 12" than first 12"). You'd be silly not to listen.

Ulan Bator
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Ulan Bator was started in 1993 in Paris by Amaury Cambuzat, who has also spent time among the ranks of Faust (a band Ulan Bator has often been cited as a kind of post-rock French kindred spirit of). They've been relatively lowkey in American circles, though some years ago released a Michael Gira-produced album "Ego Echo" released on his Young God imprint. Avant-classical leanings, subtle nods to Circle and even Swans float from their amps; Ulan Bator will be playing at the Delancey in NYC on May 15th with Insect Ark and Martin Bisi.

Pete Galub and the Annuals
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Power pop? singer-songwriter? While these overused terms certainly apply here, they don't come close to summing up Pete's unique talent. And as an in-demand lead guitarist on the New York music scene, he has the chops to go along with the tunes! Pete's latest album is "Candy Tears."

Star Rover
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Drummer Jeremy Gustin and guitarist Will Graefe make weird new sounds taking as their starting point the dissection and reassembly of John Fahey -- not with samplers but with instrumental performances. Starting from the work of the master, Star Rover's repertoire of original compositions is surprisingly loose and exploratory, by turns full of punk rock energy and burnt-out blues crud. Their record "Western Winds Bitter Christians" comes out May 7th on FYO Records, and they'll celebrate with a visit to Airborne Event the night before.

Monday, May 6th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Questlove of the Roots (Philadelphia, PA) from 2013! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Jewish Moments in the Morning with Nachum Segal fills in for Jim Price
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 3pm - 3:01pm
Jewish Moments in the Morning with Nachum Segal

Monday, May 6th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Psychedelic indie overlords Deerhunter swing by WFMU for the first time ever to play a live set on Liz Berg's show. Although frontman Bradford Cox (also of Atlas Sound) seems to wind up on the Pitchfork gossip blotter somewhat regularly, the drama follows him for a reason: the man is a charismatic songwriter. Deerhunter is curating All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK this June, and are releasing their first album in three years this May. Tune in to hear Deerhunter's sublime pop anthems, and you'll know what all the fuss is about.

I'm Gonna Tear Your Playlist Down!
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
Monica's show
Monica welcomes returning DJ champion Mr. C to the WFMU radio ring as they go toe-to-toe, track-to-track in a soul diva smackdown for the ages. Uh-oh, looks like another love T.K.O.!

Dungeons & Dragons Live!
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 3am - 6am
Imaginary Radio
Grab your dice and ride a dragon through the early morning hours! The fine folks at the Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn will be leading us through an exciting adventure as we play D&D live on the radio!

Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Brooklyn artist Megan Moncrief plays a Depression-era zither-like instrument called the ukelin, but her sound is more 1980's tape culture than Tennessee Waltz. Along with the 32-string behemoth, Lazurite summons percussion loops, echo-laden drones, feedback, homebuilt synths, and sundry pedals to create a rich drift deep into the heart of Lemuria. Her releases include the great Secular Geometry cassette, and you can see her live on May 7th at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge and at Silent Barn on June 15th and 24th. But this evening all you need to do is tune in and let Lazurite amplify your thoughts and wash the week's blues away!

George Jones Tribute
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
It's all George Jones night featuring hits, more hits, some misses, oddball 45s, live stuff, rare stuff, songs you've never heard of, songs you'll never forget, songs you've heard a hundred thousand times, the songs that smell like the inside of a whiskey bottle, the songs that remind you that's it's 3am and you're talking to a Fred Flintstone jelly bean jar. I could do 12 hours saluting this guy's legacy but we'll see what we can do in three. Tune in tonight for a tribute to the greatest singer living or dead.

Roadburn Recap
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's returned and has nearly recovered! For those of you who missed Roadburn Fest (Tilburg/Netherlands), or who want to re-live it; these three hours are for you! Reviewing for the entire program the bands who were featured at this year's Roadburn Festival, along with photos many! Some bands who will be featured: High On Fire, Godflesh, Sigh, The Ruins of Beverast, Witch Mountain, Royal Thunder, Die Kreuzen, Camera, Maserati, Pallbearer, The Pretty Things, Psychic TV and many many MORE!!! Yes, I feel your pain if you were not there! SO TUNE IN!

Eleni Mandell
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has been making critically-acclaimed music since 1998. Her eighth album, “I Can See The Future,” released last year on Yep Roc, marks a departure from her usual bluesy/jazzy, noir-filled songs. Written and recorded during her pregnancy with twins, it is chock-full of breezy, likable retro-pop that reflects her new life as a single mother. But while the album marks a new phase of Mandell’s life, she is still adept at crafting compelling storylines, as well as using her voice’s versatility and nuance to breathe another dimension into her songs. Tune in to hear Eleni perform a solo set on Mary Wing’s show on Thursday morning, beginning at 1 am!

Youth Avoiders and Gasmask Terror
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
We are very pleased to be joined this week by two international punk acts on tour from France, Youth Avoiders from Paris and Gasmask Terror from Bordeaux. Youth Avoiders have put out some amazing catchy Scandinavian influenced punk anthems. Gasmask Terror play brutal dbeat crust with some Discharge and Swedish influences, and have a split cassette (and similar vibe) with Bloodkrow Butcher from Boston. This was recorded on day two of their East Coast tour, after an awesome gig in a converted firehouse in Worcester, Massechussets with Glam, Una Bestia Incontrolable, and Crazy Spirit. Support international punk. Tune in.

The Woggles
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Hard to believe it's been 10 years since their last stomp through Jersey City, but The Woggles finally bring their ragged but right sounds back to WFMU! The high-energy Atlanta legends have a brand new album, The Big Beat, and will be playing Maxwell's in Hoboken on April 26 and Grand Victory in Brooklyn with The Lyres on April 27!

Lonnie Holley Month
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
April is Lonnie Holley month on This is the Modern World with Trouble. On his way to perform at the Whitney Museum as part of the "Blues for Smoke" show, Lonnie visited the WFMU studios and recorded almost 2 hours of cosmic soul. So much wonderfulness that we have to spread the love around! Tune in each Tuesday morning in April to hear never before heard live sounds from the multi-talented Lonnie Holley.

Seaven Teares
Monday, April 29th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Charlie Looker of Extra Life and Zs formed Seaven Teares as a side project a couple of years back. The name comes from a 400 year old John Dowland composition, which gives a hint of the direction the group takes on their just-released record "Power Ballads": pop music played on acoustic instruments, deeply infused with medieval chamber music but ultramodern in the end. The band also includes mezzo-soprano Amirtha Kidambi, multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee, and percussionist Russell Greenberg. Dan is happy to welcome them to the WFMU airwaves on April 29th.

Anthony Fantano
Monday, April 29th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with music blogger/vlogger Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

App-Based Storytelling with Francesca Panetta
Monday, April 29th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Radio Free Culture
Multi award-winning producer and sound artist Francesca Panetta joins Radio Free Culture to discuss Hackney Hear, the winner of this year's Prix Europa Radio Production Award. It's a smartphone app that scores your journey with stories, music and poetry – whilst eavesdropping on conversations from all walks of life. Andrea from the Free Music Archive hosts a conversation about the future of app-based storytelling.

Holly Hunt
Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Imaginary Radio

Holly Hunt take a detour to Jersey City and bring ecstatic, crushing sludge riffs that will probably break your face! Also performing at the Acheron in Brooklyn on April 27th.

Tommy Roe
Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Tommy Roe (in town for a April 29th show at BB Kings) about his string of top 40 hits including "Sheila", "Everybody", "Sweet Pea", "Hooray for Hazel" and "Dizzy", touring with The Beatles, and maybe his 1969 appearance on "Green Acres."

David Grubbs
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Composer/guitarist/vocalist David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr del Sol) swings by WFMU to play songs from his new album on Drag City, "The Plain Where the Palace Stood," and chat a bit about his music and career.

One Master
Friday, April 26th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

One Master, from Connecticut, have made a quick name for themselves in US black metal (albeit over ten years of work) with two solid, flawless full-lengths. These records do exactly what you want new black metal to do - take the genre seriously, have a footing in the style, but have your own, singular identity and write great songs. One Master do all that, and their Forsaking A Dead World (CD on Eternal Death; betraying a penchant for early Bathory, Kampfar, and whole host of other things) laid solid ground, proving the band's mettle as songwriters, while opening the door for The Quiet Eye of Eternity (Peasant Majik LP, 2008), a complex, intelligent, and again masterfully written and arranged black metal album, just raw and dirty enough, with spectacular songs.

The Seduction of Fabio: Sparks Special
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fabio presents a radio play by Sparks about a failed film being filmmed by a filmmaker making a film about Sparks fans while it's being played on the radio! If that's not conceptual enough then we have a live DJ set by Egnekn using only Sparks 8-Tracks!

"The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman," a radio play by Ron & Russell Mael (the pop band Sparks) with special guest filmmaker Pini Schatz who is working on a film about Sparks fans called "Never Turn Your Back on Sparks."

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is a musical radio play commissioned by Sveriges Radio (Swedish National Radio) in 2009 and is currently being made into a film. Later this evening, Sparks play live at the Highline Ballroom.

Mike Watt
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

From Pedro and just off his last tour, Mike Watt is the hardest working musician on the planet. He will be calling in and hosting Dianekamikaze's PEER PRESSURE segment on April 25th! He will be live, so listeners will be able to ask him questions via the interactive live playlist... Minutemen? Dos? Stooges? Ciccone Youth? His list of accomplishments and credits is long and he's sure to be an amazing guest and DJ.

Julia Holter
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

West Coast soundscaper Julia brings her swirling keys and atmospheric vocals into the Dark Night the morning of her BAM Howard Gilman Opera House show. The multiple layers of Julia's music keep her from being categorized as simply ethereal, but it still wraps you in its floating dreaminess.

Ask Roulette Radio with Jody Avirgan
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on To Be Announced

Got a question you want to ask a stranger? Any question at all. It's the radio version of the popular live show Ask Roulette. Call (201) 209-9368 and you'll be randomly paired with another caller - answer a question from a stranger, then you get to turn around and ask a stranger a question of your own. Hosted by Jody Avirgan with house band Eli Bolin -- plus special guest Kurt Braunohler and more...

Las Ardillas and Los Vigilantes
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
It's a double shot of Puerto Rico punk! Las Ardillas features members of Davila 666 and predates them, serving as the stomping grounds where they sharpened their punk chops long before hitting the festival circuit. Praised for their catchy hooks, and disarming on-the-floor rummage, they take you on a wild ride through late 70s and early 80s punk rock. Los Vigilantes return to WFMU almost a year to the day of their last visit, bringing their juvenile delinquent garage-punk anthems.

Lonnie Holley Month
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
April is Lonnie Holley month on This is the Modern World with Trouble. On his way to perform at the Whitney Museum as part of the "Blues for Smoke" show, Lonnie visited the WFMU studios and recorded almost 2 hours of cosmic soul. So much wonderfulness that we have to spread the love around! Tune in each Tuesday morning in April to hear never before heard live sounds from the multi-talented Lonnie Holley.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Pigeons have a past in the improvisational world and have gradually moved toward a unique sort of yeye-inflected psychedelic folk pop. Core duo Wednesday Knudsen and Clark Griffin used to play with the Seattle freak outfit the Sea Donkeys. They've since moved to the Bronx and will be joined by Jason Meagher (of No-Neck Blue Band) on bass and Rob Smith (of Rhyton) on drums. The latest Pigeons record, "They Sweetheartstammers," came out on Soft Abuse a little over a year ago. Tune in for a rare treat when Pigeons visit the WFMU Love Room for a live set on Airborne Event on April 22nd.

Bill Mullan
Monday, April 22nd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Guest DJ Bill Mullan presents excerpts from Phillip Random's Top 1111 songs of all time! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Richard Hell
Monday, April 22nd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
On Monday Richard Hell talks about his new Autobiography "I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp." Tune in for an hour on Punk Rock, Poetry, Friendship and delusional visions of New York City.

Another More or Less Annual Citizen Kafka Tribute Show
Monday, April 22nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Old time fiddler, band leader, 78 record collector, poet, artist, unterKultur archivist and antiques dealer Richard Shulberg created the Citizen Kafka persona ca. 1976. "Shulky," as he is fondly referred to, passed a few years ago but he still lives afloat the radio waves and myspace rebroadcasts of the much adored/reviled "Citizen Kafka Show." Longtime co-conspirators Marty Cutler, Edward Haber and Kenny Kosek drop by to pay homage to the Citizen on Irene's show.

Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Imaginary Radio

Sludge MONSTERS Prizehog destroy the airwaves with a heavy live session at WFMU! Catch them at Death By Audio in Brooklyn on April 18th.

Season of Cambodia: Kong Nay and Friends, Live from the Asia Society
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Kong Nay is Cambodia's premier virtuoso of the Chapei Dang Weng, a beautiful long-necked two string lute. One of the few great artists to survive the Khmer Rouge, he carries on a long tradition singing bardic songs with socially pointed, satrical lyrics - with a few love songs in the mix too. It's intense intimate roots music from a literally war-weary icon - imagine Robert Johnson via southeast Asia. Kong Nay is in New York as part of the remarkable multi-discipline, multi-venue festival Season of Cambodia (which continues through May). Tonight's concert by Kong Nay and guests Ben Allison, Marc Ribot and Rudy Royston at New York's esteemed Asia Society is sold out. But you can still get a taste of this true musical treasure right here: WFMU will simulcast the first hour of the Asia Society 's webcast of the event, starting at 8 pm tonight.

Paul Combs
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 9am - 11am
Bob Brainen's show
Bob welcomes musician and educator Paul Combs, author of the recent book: "Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron." Dameron's career stretched from the end of the Swing band era through Bebop and beyond, and as a composer, arranger and pianist he helped expand the vocabulary and textures of music, working with a "who's who" of Modern Jazz greats. We'll be playing lots of his recordings from the better known pieces to rarer recordings and discussing his career. Join us!

Keaton Henson
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Londoner Keaton Henson's second album, "Birthdays", has just been released (in the U.S. on the Anti label). Known to be reclusive and averse to performing, he had flown from the U.K. to do only two gigs, one each in New York and Los Angeles, so it was an honor to have him swing by our studio B to record four songs. (These songs will also be posted on the Free Music Archive.) Beguiling and quietly charming in person, Keaton's songs are deeply personal and vividly emotional. No small part of his appeal stems from the impression that he has recently arrived from a gentler and more romantic age.

Illogic & Blockhead
Friday, April 19th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Columbus, Ohio poet/emcee Illogic and New York City producer Blockhead, who first collaborated back in 2000, recently teamed up again to record two EPs and their first full length album project together - the April 16th release "Capture The Sun" with features from such artists as Slug (of Atmosphere), Blueprint, and Abstract Rude. This week Blockhead and Illogic will join Billy Jam in the studio and over the phone respectively to discuss their illustrious solo careers and play tracks off their new collaborative recordings.

Jon Collin
Friday, April 19th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

All the way from Manchester, UK, Jon Collin is a bewitching and versatile guitar player: electric, acoustic, improvised, composed, screw-driver-prepared, open-tuned, with slide, with e-bow, or fingerpicking. It's all here. Jon runs the Winebox Press label, home to a reliable stable of artists, freaks and dropouts from the Sheffield/Manchester axis. His new LP, High Peak Selections, complete with a nod to Folkways-style cover art, is out now.

Jason Sigal fills in for Faye
Thursday, April 18th, 2013, 9am - Noon
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
Olneyville Sound System have been churning out the sludge bass and impossible drums from Providence since 1996, with members of Landed, Six Finger Satellite, and the Boredoms' Boadrum. Imagine Lightning Bolt covering ESG, concise noise-funk with nods to Flipper and Men's Recovery Project. OSS play Silent Barn on April 6th.

John Strausbaugh
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh returns to Irwin's program on April 17 to discuss his new book, "The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues - A History of Greenwich Village" (published by Ecco/HarperCollins). From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, Strausbaugh chronicles how a few square miles of New York real estate have had a huge impact on world culture.

Strausbaugh is the former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cabinet, and many other publications. His books include E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith, Rock 'Til You Drop, Black Like You, and Sissy Nation. He posts vignettes of downtown NYC history at

Ugly Parts
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
We are pleased to be joined by Ugly Parts from New Brunswick NJ. Snotty Negative Approach worship lurking the dankest basements of Northern New Jersey. This band is criminally under appreciated, with recordings you should be listening to and a live show you should definitely be moshing at. Catch a glimpse of one of the finest in Hub City Hardcore 2013.

The Old Codger fills in for Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
Due to unfortunate contractual mandates in WFMU's great-great-great-great-grandfather clause, the Old Codger is required to fill-in for Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday April 16 from 8-9pm (Eastern). The crusty curmudgeon will be spinning both 78 rpm records and the truth while he stinks up the studio with his Rancho Malario cigars. Tune in, be appalled, be entertained, or both.

The Moto-Gators & The Bamboo Kids
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
It's a New York double-dip. First up, the fabulous Stax/Link Wray-inspired instrumental stylings of the Moto-Gators will leave you speechless, like their songs already are! Then it's the return of the Bamboo Kids to WFMU. New York City may have lost its grit but you can still find it in the rock and roll anthems by these longtime FMU faves. new double LP, release show April 26 at Grand Victory in Brooklyn with Paul Collins Beat, M.O.T.O. & the Recordettes!

Lonnie Holley Month
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
April is Lonnie Holley month on This is the Modern World with Trouble. On his way to perform at the Whitney Museum as part of the "Blues for Smoke" show, Lonnie visited the WFMU studios and recorded almost 2 hours of cosmic soul. So much wonderfulness that we have to spread the love around! Tune in each Tuesday morning in April to hear never before heard live sounds from the multi-talented Lonnie Holley.

Foot Village
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 6am - 9am
Marty McSorley's show
Foot Village celebrates the release of their new album Make Memories by bringing their face melting drum party back to the WFMU studio for a live set. Their 4 drummers and one bull horn will show you that this is not a drum circle, this is a drug deal.

Pharrell Williams (2008 + 2013)
Monday, April 15th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Pharrell Williams (Virgina Beach, VA) from 2008 and 2013! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Lorraine Leckie and her Demons
Monday, April 15th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

laiming to be born on a horse in Ontario, Lorraine began her rock'n'roll life as a makeup artist, marrying Steve Leckie of the Viletones along the way. Leckie became the Lower East Side folk noir troubadour playing venues such as Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall & Mercury Lounge, often joined by her gothic rock band the Demons. Her most recent album, "Rudely Interrupted," is a collaboration with writer Anthony Haden-Guest creepily veering between dark and deliciously menacing tunes. Lorraine Leckie and her Demons descend on WFMU's Love Room to play live.

Live from Barbes: Sumptuous Song Stylings of Turkey, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Saturday, April 13th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Join us at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed night of music of Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia featuring an array acclaimed vocalists.
We kick off at 6 in Eastern Europe with the captivating solo song stylings of Eva Salina followed by a taste of Lithuanian-style klezmer with Litvakus. From 7-8 it's sounds of Turkey with oudist Adam Good and two ensembles: Hoshneva plays music of Turkic peoples from across the Balkans, and Dolunay spotlights Ahmet Erdogdular - considered one of today's best Ottoman Turkish vocalists. And a special treat in the final hour: Gifted singer / multi-instrumentalist Hadar Maoz and her band are flying in from Israel for a big debut concert at Drom in the East Village on April 11. And they'll wrap up our Barbes show too, playing rocking blends of Bukharian (Central Asian / Jewish) music with rock, soul and funk.
Admission is free (though bands may pass the hat) and we'll be giving away free FMU swag, so get in on the action in person or over the airwaves.

The Fifth Annual All Covers Show Show
Friday, April 12th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
To meet virtually no demand, the annual All Covers Show Show returns. Few if anyone really considers this annual indulgence as an harbinger of Spring. See if you do! See if Kurt has any ideas left! See if he plays that woman singing Petula Clark in Czech again! It might be the only show of the year where Kurt plays things he doesn't really like, and why would you want to miss that?

Power Pop Throwdown, with special guest Clay Pigeon!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Uh-oh, looks like the Evan "Funk" Davies show is going to get a little dusty! Clay Pigeon, host of The Dusty Show, is bringing a stack of his favorite so-called power pop records down to WFMU, and EFD will match -- if not best! -- those selections track by track. The Jersey City Fire Department will be on standby to hose down the turntables as needed during this epic event. Tune in at 9pm (EDT) on Wednesday, April 10, to find out which DJ leaves the studio at midnight with his head held high!

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